The Master Puppeteer
Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater? Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at risk to his own life.
Meamwhile, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry. Kinshi, the puppet master's son, tutors him. When his sheltered life at the theater is shattered by mobs of hungry, rioting peasants, Jiro becomes aware of responsibilities greater that his craft. As he schemes to help his friend Kinshi and to find his own parent, Jiro stumbles onto a dangerous and powerful secret....
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Review: The Master PuppeteerUser Review - Timothyl - Goodreads
A word to homeschooling parents: Give your kids good books to read. That being said, I've never read a thriller/mystery in a Japanese setting that I didn't absolutely love. Being half-Asian myself ... Read full review
Review: The Master PuppeteerUser Review - Josh - Goodreads
I personally think this book had a very good plot, and I loved the fact that it's set in Japan. I'm a sucker for ANYTHING (or almost anything) remotely Japanese. My favorite part wa the telling of the ... Read full review